How to avoid "Zoom-bombing"
by UA Virtual Campus |
With so many people using videoconferencing tools right now, there has been an increase in people engaging in the practice of "Zoom-bombing," or trolling a Zoom meeting and disrupting it with inappropriate content. There are a few simple steps you can take to avoid Zoom-bombing, including:
Safeguard the Zoom meeting link — The link is an open invitation to join your meeting and should only be shared with your attendees. Posting the Zoom link publicly (such as on Facebook) is not a good idea! If you think your Zoom session needs to be open to the public, contact your local help desk to discuss options to fit the specific needs of your meeting.
Use the Zoom app — All UA Zoom users are advised to download the latest version of Zoom or update the Zoom client to the latest version. Always log in to the Zoom app first. Before starting your meeting, make sure you are logged into the Zoom app or the alaska.zoom.us interface — this enables access to meeting controls.
Manage Security — Once you are in your Zoom session, use the Security icon along the bottom of the session window to access controls to manage screen sharing, the waiting room or to lock the meeting. Zoom hosts can access the Security meeting control, located in the center lower control bar within any meeting. Here the host can Enable waiting room and Remove participants, actions that will greatly deter Zoom-bombing behavior.
Zoom has posted a detailed article with many tips to avoid this problem.